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13 Sep, 2018

Forced to drop ‘Notorious’ whiskey brand

McGregor withdraws his application to register Notorious whiskey as a trademark. An Irish brewer, Seamus O’Hara, objected to McGregor Sports and Entertainment Ltd company’s application to trademark the Notorious whiskey brand. O’Hara’s successful attempt to block McGregor’s application, first put through in 2016, means it has now been withdrawn. The European Union Intellectual Property Office in Spain, the office McGregor applied to, also ordered the Irishman to pay £552 in costs to O’Hara. O’Hara, the founder of Carlow Brewing Company, registered his own Notorious alcohol brand in May 2016 and argued McGregor’s trademark and his could not ‘co-exist peacefully in the market’.

17 Jul, 2015

Ads targeted to bank balance patent

Apple files a patent an opt-in service that targets ads on Apple Pay through the iPhone, based on how much money a user has in their bank accounts. Advertisers will be able to choose parameters for the ads, so that a user’s profile can be matched up to the most appropriate ad. The profile could include, along with available credit, “age, sex and income level(s), target telephone type, etc.” From Filing:

An advantage of such targeted advertising is that only advertisements for goods and services which particular users can afford, are delivered to these users.